Linden Lab started testing an HTTP-IN feature. Read more here.
Do you want to see my very first machinima? Go to my Second Life Blog!
If I continue like this my new years resolution for 2009 will be to not open more than one blog per month. So I have my Second Life blog and I have this blog, mainly to keep track of my various online activities. Now I added another blog, the first one I ever had in German (!). It will focus on activities that are of little interest to my international audience, because it is strongly linked to the German language or to my RL activities that you can’t participate in anyway, if you happen to live in Norway. I will still post a short note for most new articles here, just as I do for things I publish in my Second Life Blog, so if you want to keep track of all the things that I do, you can keep reading this blog.
URL: My Blog (German)
There is an article on PC World that compares Mac laptops to their closest Windows counterparts and comes to the conclusion that you usually pay LESS for the Mac machine. I am glad for this confirmation, as this is what I thought for a very long time. I am mostly using Macs and I AM one of those devoted Mac users that can spend hours on explaining why they love their Mac so much. But most of all I love computers and our collection of recent and historical hardware includes Macs and Windows machines alike (and a few ATARIs we bought in the 80s that we still power up now and then, not to mention the C64 I keep out of sheer nostalgia). Ever since I started using Macs I found that I usually got more for my money from Mac. Whenever we configured a Windows machine for our needs the price tag was in the end not much smaller or bigger than for the average Apple we buy. And this is without adding further benefits than less time to spend on maintenance or security problems with the Mac.
During the last few years Apple convinced many consumers of the qualities of a Macintosh computer. It is great to see that finally the oldest and most heavily rooted prejudice about Macs is finally challenged as well.
URL: Just beautiful
My panels at Dragon*Con have been confirmed!
Last year I had to stay home, but this year I will be back! Dragon*Con is a huge fantasy, comic, movie, RPG, cosplay etc convention that is held at Atlanta on Labor Day weekend (August 29th to September 1st). As usual we will have a table for the Star Wars Combine at the Marriott, one of the four participating hotels.
This year I will do 3 panels, two for the Electronic Frontiers Forum and one for the Matters of the Force programming track. The EFF panels will be on Second Life and a look back to 10 years of history of the Star Wars Combine (I still can’t believe we are that old!) and the internet. The panle at MotF will be on influences of human history on Star Wars. I am really much looking forward to this. We had a great panel on mythology and Star Wars two years ago, and this might even be better. Especially it is more interesting as the whole “Star Wars and Myth” thing was getzing old. But this is really something fresh and Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta will be on the panle as well. They had such a big input on the history of the Star Wars universe that it will be a great pleasure to hear where they got their inspirations from.
Last year I wrote my master’s thesis in intercultural education on “Second Life as an Emerging Platform for Intercultural Education”. Now I finally got approval to put it online.
I had the choice to either write the thesis in German and the abstract in English or the other way around and decided to go for an English thesis with a German abstract, both can be downloaded (in PDF format). I changed typoes and other obvious errors, but all else left the thessis as it was handed in.